Taylor Swift Gives $100K Bonuses To ‘Eras Tour’ Truckers
Trucker drivers on Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour” are all $100,000 dollars richer.
TMZ is reporting from “production sources” on the tour that all the “Eras Tour” truck drivers that haul the equipment from city to city received an “end of tour” bonus. With 50 truckers receiving a $100,000 bonus on the U.S. tour, that’s five million dollars for their bonuses alone.
Tour sources also said that Taylor handed out end-of-tour bonuses of “generous amounts” to band members, dancers, lighting and sound technicians, caterers, and others.
Swift can afford to hand out big bonus as the “Eras Tour” nationwide has raked in an estimated $1 billion in sales, which could end up being the highest-grossing tour of all time.
Taylor posted several photos from her weekend Santa Clara, Calif. tour stop to her 269 million Instagram followers. She captioned the images, “It really blows my mind that we have one last city on the U.S. leg of The Eras Tour. Santa Clara this weekend was a party; both crowds were so loud and rowdy. And I’ll never forget when @alanahaim @estehaim and @daniellehaim emerged wearing their gowns from the Bejeweled video (laughing emoji). Loved every second of those shows and can’t wait for L.A. Playing six shows at Sofi Stadium, let’s goooooo.”
The post was liked over 5 million times.
A few weeks ago (7/9), Swift enlisted the help of one of her exes to help rescue her and her art. In a new music video, Twilight alum Taylor Lautner, who dated the singer for a few months in 2009, joins Swift for her new song, “I Can See You.” Lautner, who is married to another Taylor, Taylor Dome, plays a character that is on a mission to save Swift and her 2010 Speak Now album alongside actor Joey King. Swift, 33, wrote and directed the music video.
See that video here.
“I Can See You” is one of six new tracks that is included in the pop star’s recently released re-recorded Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) album. This will mark the third album released as part of Swift’s mission to re-record her first six albums following her former label Big Machine’s 2019 sale of her catalog’s master recordings.